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Selling as a Career


Published 1953


TYPICAL DAY OF WORK OF ART WILLIAMS, SALESMAN OF SPORTING GOODS. PREPARATIONS AT HOME FOR NEXT DAY'S WORK, FILLS OUT REPORTS, ESTIMATES SALES PROSPECTS, SCHEDULES CALLS. FOCUSES ON PROCEEDURES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS.


Run time 0:10:33
Production Company Coronet Instructional Films
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: JSBejma - - December 9, 2013
Subject: I Guess That's What They Do (Did)

Pants hoisted up to your nipples and a rust bucket to get around in. Meh. Not for me.

Notice that the same grey car is parked to the right of Art's (centrally parked)white Ford at both sport shops even though they are miles apart. Bet the grey car is the filming crew's vehicle.
Reviewer: Steve Carras - - November 13, 2010
Subject: A Nice Kodachrome print
A very impressive looking presentation there... Stock cue that serve as theme is a KPM Library piece, "The Shameless Hussy" by staff composer Allan Gray [usual theme by this time's "Melody in Moccasins"[Wilfred Burns aka Robert Sharples."]]

[Source:Various music file sites and the APM library site.]
Reviewer: http://www.medical-billing-career-guide.com - - June 4, 2006
Subject: Nice typical day
Wonderful movie
Reviewer: Umass_Kid - - September 11, 2004
Subject: How to be annoying
This film takes you on the magical road trip of how to be the sleaze businessman. Beware thought they try and trick high schoolÃÂers how to join up with this cult.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - September 5, 2004
Subject: Guns and Bowling
Although it's not really going to put the "Your Life's Work!" people out of business, this nice overview of what you can expect if you choose a career in selling does have it's moments. We see the typical day of a Mr Art Williams, veteran shoe salesperson, We watch him as he visits three customers, all which present it's own problems (especially when the store is selling hunting rifles and bowling balls side by side. Nice color, full of odd images that I havent seen in these films (Vacuum sales people, a guy stretching out with a shoe in his hands) and if you look closely, you'll see a clip from the classic 'You and Your Work'. Reccomended!
Reviewer: Steve Nordby - - October 9, 2003
Subject: One of the helping professions
You might remember Coronet for such guidance films as "Act Your Age" and "Are You Popular?" but now they're here to sell you on selling! If you think selling is sales, you're wrong! Selling is satisfying the customer by helping him buy! We learn the fine points from traveling salesman Art. He has to order the things people bought, make reports, and keep records. Oh, and almost as an afterthought, he has to know his product. That way he'll help his customer make good decisions, i.e., he'll help the consumer buy! So much help!
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